Traffic Summons

A New Yorker was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard. When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the rest of the afternoon and he would have to return the next day.

“What for?!?!?” he snapped at the judge.

His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and sharp query, roared out loud: “Twenty dollars contempt of court! That’s why!”

Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented: “That’s all right. You don’t have to pay now.”

The young man replied, “I know. But I’m just seeing if I have enough for two more words.”

Hat tip: Paul of Mr. Cruiser’s Notes
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  48 comments for “Traffic Summons

  1. April 2, 2015 at 2:37 am

    I always say, if you can afford it and you really want it, go for it! Bless his heart. πŸ˜‰

    Have yourself a perfectly lovely day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

      He sure does want to go for it. Bless his heart. πŸ™‚

  2. April 2, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I bet I know what those next too words would be.

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

      I think we've all come to the same conclusion about that. πŸ™‚

  3. April 2, 2015 at 3:01 am

    LOL, cool joke…

  4. April 2, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Haha, so funny. Have a lovely end of the week.

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:58 am

      You too Vanessa. πŸ™‚

  5. April 2, 2015 at 5:39 am

    I wondered what those two words would be? ha,ha,ha. Have a wonderful Thursday Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:58 am

      We're probably thinking the very same thing here Paul. πŸ™‚

  6. April 2, 2015 at 6:03 am

    If one of those words starts with the letter 'F', will it cost more?

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Probably. I think we all figured out what he'd like to say. πŸ™‚

  7. April 2, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Good one Sandee. I would have wanted those two more words too.You and Zane and Little Bit have one terrrific day.

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:59 am

      All of us would. Judges can be so mean at times. πŸ™‚

  8. April 2, 2015 at 6:25 am

    That's a great one! And I know exactly what those two words would be.

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Yes, we do don't we. πŸ™‚

  9. April 2, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Nice one!
    Have a great day!

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:59 am

      You have a nice day too. πŸ™‚

  10. April 2, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Make them count!

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

      I'm guessing the fine will be way more than $20.00 if he says what I think he wants to say. πŸ™‚

    • April 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      My thought exactly. He might want to quit while he's ahead.

    • April 3, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Sometimes it's best to just button those lips. πŸ™‚

  11. April 2, 2015 at 6:33 am

    That is New York!

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Really? Never been there. Good to know. πŸ™‚

  12. April 2, 2015 at 6:43 am


    • April 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Yep, judges can be so trying at times. πŸ™‚

  13. April 2, 2015 at 6:43 am

    I strongly suspicion that next word begins with an F…haha!

    Big hugs, honey…

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

      You're probably right too. πŸ™‚

  14. April 2, 2015 at 7:12 am

    It's hard to win at traffic court. The deck is stacked against you. The judge is paid by the people to whom the fine is paid.

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

      So very true. It's one huge collection agency. πŸ™‚

  15. April 2, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I hope he is careful what he says, it may come back to bite him :((

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Probably will bite him and hard. πŸ™‚

  16. April 2, 2015 at 8:50 am

    LMAO don't you just like the determination

    Have a yelltastic day Sandee ;-h

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Yes, at least he's smart enough to see if he has the resources first. πŸ™‚

  17. April 2, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Bwwwwah!!! (((hugs))) and love!

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Hugs and love back Caren. Scritches to Cody. πŸ™‚

  18. April 2, 2015 at 9:20 am

    ouch! Depending on the two more words might end up with an overnight stay in the pokey

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Could be more than an overnight stay. Don't mess with the judge. πŸ™‚

  19. Jim
    April 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Don't mess with the judge is right. πŸ™‚
    Too, not all words might have equal costs. I wouldn't chance it.

    • April 2, 2015 at 11:03 am

      I've known a lot of judges over the years and some were as nice as the day is long and some not so much. πŸ™‚

  20. April 2, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Haha! Hopefully he equally enjoyed his night in jail the judge more than likely gave him as well!

    • April 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

      You're probably right too Jennifer. πŸ™‚

  21. April 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I'm pretty sure I know what those two words would be. Or at least I know which two words I would want to say πŸ™‚

    • April 3, 2015 at 11:24 am

      I think you and I would be saying the same words. Yes indeed. πŸ™‚

  22. April 2, 2015 at 5:16 pm


    • April 3, 2015 at 11:24 am

      I worked around/with judges for 25 years. You DON'T want to make them angry. πŸ™‚

  23. April 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Not his day, I guess.

    • April 3, 2015 at 11:25 am

      No Binky, he's not having a good day. πŸ™‚

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